8 Replies Latest reply on Apr 15, 2011 9:23 AM by TSBear

    cannot convert a visual foxpro (.dbf) file to filemaker

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      Summary

      cannot convert a visual foxpro (.dbf) file to filemaker

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      11

      Operating system version

      windows vista

      Description of the issue

      I use the convert utility in file maker and select dbf file type then select the file attached. I get a message saying "The file could not be translated using the selected file type"

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      I attached a trimmed size of the file and stripped it from the structural index and you can try to use the convert utility and you will see the problem

      Expected result

      I am converting from a visual foxpro package and have about 50 files to convert and I like to automate this because it will be distributed to customers who are upgrading.

      Actual result

      cannot even convert it manually. and when I used xls as an intermediate step fm does not convert the fields into the correct types

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      The file could not be translated using the selected file type